This weekend, Mecum is auctioning off a whole bunch of collector cars…and two weird motorcycles. One is a special construction chopper that I can’t find interesting no matter how hard I try, while the other is a custom Honda with a matching trailer. For some reason, it’s been turned into a “Ferrari.”
The VTX is interesting in its own right – Honda previewed it in 1995 with the Zodia concept:
When it debuted in 2002, it was the largest production V-Twin motor ever built. 2 years later, Kawasaki stole that crown with the Vulcan 2000 (but the VTX was still faster). The motor was good for 101 horsepower and ~120 pound feet of torque, numbers to back up the acronym as VTX stood for V-Twin Extreme. The “S” model had retro styling with spoked wheels.
This bike started as a 2002 VTX1800S and it’s been modified with what seems to be a lot of bolt-ons and red paint. It has 10,633 miles and it said to be flawless. In addition to the custom seat, paint, and bags, it’s got a few Ferrari badges on it. It almost feels wrong. The sale also includes an encolsed trailer with a matching paint job. Per Mecum, this consistently “wins Fan Favorite, Best Paint and Construction at both motorcycle and car shows.”
You can find this Honda for sale here on Mecum’s website.